It's heartbreaking when you can see the days are numbered. That puddle under the truck, delayed shifting and the sudden engine noise you haven't heard before are all telltale signs your Jeep TJ transmission is going. When the gears feel like they are shifting on their own or if they refuse to shift at all, it's time to make the decision to rebuild or replace.
Remanufactured is not New
Replacing the transmission is one of a Jeep owner's most expensive propositions. There's really no way to get a “new”, straight-from-the-factory 2000 Jeep Wrangler transmission. A remanufactured transmission is cleaned and its components updated in a factory environment. On the upside, a remanufactured transmission can be installed quickly as it has already been built to factory settings. On the downside, the new pre-built transmission may be a few years old. Original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) often update individual parts, particularly if they have been shown to have common weaknesses. An unused pre-built won't have the benefit of the updated parts.
Rebuild with Upgrades
When a new vehicle rolls off the assembly line, its components are in perfect harmony. They were made to work together, syncing seamlessly for optimal performance. When sections are replaced, the sync is usually not perfect. Although it works within acceptable parameters, jeepers notice the dip in performance. The best part of a NV3550 transmission rebuild kit is that it can deliver the best of both worlds. The alignment and core gears that are original to the vehicle, maintaining performance. The seals, gaskets and other parts may be improved.
Check the Model
The NV3550 rebuild cannot be swapped in all models and years. Check the model for compatibility. In the bell housing bolt pattern changed after 1999, so a straight swap may not work. Depending on the year and model an AX-15 bell housing can be used, but this is not always the case. Go to 4WD.com today to check out the wide range of replacement transmissions we have in stock. We have what you need and will guarantee the best price for 90-days from purchase.
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